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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come.

Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Magnum, Challenger
Malts: Two Row Pale, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: October, 2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
(bottle) pours a black colour with a frothy light brown head. aroma of salt water, roasted malts and dark chocolate, quite musty, with a hint of cherries, liquorice and cocoa. flavour is mostly heavy roasted malts, slightly acrid, with light notes of honey, alcohol and dark chocolate. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
The head is robust, body black. It smells darkmalty, thick, a bit alcoholic, maltaromatic, Taste is roasty, maltaromatic, roasty, coffee, a bit alcoholic. Good! 11/12/11/11/12/12

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Definitely hoppy on the aroma. VERY hoppy in the taste to start, roasted coffee and malt in the aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden, but there is something that tells me this is a strong beer. I think it's the strong, strong aroma of hops. Also the strong hoppy taste, which is actually sensational. Baker's cocoa lastingly present; feels like I've had a spoon of cocoa on my tongue. Smooth beer. Not too much carbonation. Thin dark tan head that has disappeared quickly. Minimal lacing. Went super with a thick, creamy Belgian chocolate mousse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2120) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Black body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, smoked sausage?. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2541) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, coffee, red berries, bread, biscuit and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate and red berries. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Balanced stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2420) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 9, 2013
0,355 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest.
Poured black as rock oil, fine creamy beige-light brown head. Aroma of a ton of roasted barley, ash and burnt wood, molasses and caramel, fruity hops. Oily, rich body with a huge ammount of burnt character, ash and liquerice, tobacco and molasses, dark chocolate. Wow, this is really good;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2378) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Fruity alcohol, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. Light bodied for an Imperial Stout. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep dark roast chocolate roast ... sweet roast nose... dark malts ... sweet chocolate roast ... little too sweet ... soft chocolate ... nic ebut little too sweet even for me ... very chocolate bottle at bens ... deep black .. thin tan lacing ... deep dark deep fruity nose ... dark malts ... heavy meaty malts ... dark fruits ... sweet roast big mellow soft roast ... 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Roasty toasty, very dark nose with bitter caramel and cocoa notes. Pours black like coal tar. Flavour is intensely dark with notes of 85% cocoa chocolate, coffee, licorice and a touch of salt. It develops more fruit as you accustom to it with liquored figs, raisings and fermenting plums. Finish is rich, deep and complex with chewy dark malts and good balance. The alcohol never leads as this is always driven by that just-to-the-edge toasted malt. Very, very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3456) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
bottle. Deep black with small head. Very toasty and smooth. Alcohol minimal. Pretty nice stout.

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